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    [Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson] 1865 Inaugural Ball Invitation. Engraved invitation to the "National Inauguration Ball March 4th 1865", 7 1/2" x 9.5", engraved by Dempsey & O'Toole, featuring portraits of Lincoln and Johnson, a list of managers, and two eagles on columns, representing the suppression of the Rebellion and Restoration of the Union. By far the most popular and handsome of all inaugural ball invitations. These are typically found un-inscribed; this example, in excellent condition, has the name of the invited guests, "The E.C. Carrington's." Edward Carrington was U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1861-1870.

    Few minor mounting traces to verso and light soiling, otherwise handsome and near fine.


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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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